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from a scathing benghazi report. a shake up at the state department. >> and we're getting closer to the clip. harsh words. efforts to extend federal tax cuts take a bad turn. >> a survivor through and through. a man is proving odds wrong. and... take care of them, you know? i feel like we've come full circle. like that! this is how i'll do it. sarah: there you go. >> a independent report on the september 11th attack on benghazi is critical of bureaucrats. the attack killed u.s. ambassador christopher stevens, a bay area native. now, wlif more on that report. >> three state department officials resigned today. after release of the report. it says there was failure at all levels of the state department, but places blame at the assistant secretary level. failures resulted in an inadequate security plan. the report on the september 11th attack on the u.s. diplomatic outpost in benghazi posts to failures in leadership and management deficiencies. saying repeated requests to washington for security upgrades had been denied. u.s. staffing was inadequate and local libyan forces were poor
removed her name from consideration. lawmakers were unhappy after statements been the attack in benghazi. secretary of state hillary clinton is set to retire in the next few weeks. she is actually recovering at home after a concussion caused by when she fainted. dehydration from a stomach virus caused clinton to pass out. an aide says she will work from home next week. clinton is not expected to testify at congressional hearings thursday on he benghazi terror attacks. >>> some big names are looking to get in on the hostess brand business. bloomberg reports growinger and wal-mart are among in 24 companies bidding for the twirvegie maker's assets. a the largest bread-baking company in the world is also interested, along with food producers, conagra and flowers foods and the baker of little debbie snacks, hostess, filed for bankruptcy amid a nationwide worker strike. bidding could go as high as a billion dollars. >> let's check on our weather with leigh glaser. >> leigh: hi there, everyone. a cold rain has settled over the bay area. the clouds trapping a pool of cold air close to the surfac
have prevented the deaths of those americans in benghazi, libya? a stinging report has been released, and members of secretary of state hillary clinton's team have begun to resign. abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz has the truth behind the attack. >> reporter: we know how horrible the attack was, how heroic the fight to save lives, how heavy the loss. but today, with this searing report, we now know what could have been done to try to prevent it. the independent review cited failure after failure. security in benghazi, it said, was "grossly inadequate," "was not a high priority" in washington where "repeated requests" for more security went unheeded. >> frankly, the state department had not given benghazi the security, both physical and personnel resources, it needed. >> reporter: and today, three state department officials paid the price. resigning under pressure, eric boswell, assistant secretary for diplomatic security. his deputy, charlene lamb, responsible for embassy security. and an official from near east affairs. secretary hillary clinton responded to
in benghazi, libya. a long-awaited report, highly anticipated report. interesting where they're laying the blame in all this. >>> also this morning, if gun debate from american board rooms to classrooms to capitol hill. one major motivating factor to change assault weapon laws is money. we'll explain. >>> less than a week after that massacre in connecticut, we'll tell you who is behind a raffle to give away assault rifles. talk about interesting timing to say the least. >> timing is everything. >> ain't it? >>> we begin with a powerful blizzard on the move this morning. up to a foot of snow and fierce winds whipping across a big chunk of the nation. >> winter storm watches and warnings are in effect today from nevada all the way to michigan, and they're still cleaning up in the northwest. here's the damage report. >> holy [ bleep ]! >> reporter: a strong storm is being blamed for this 75-foot mudslide that took out a train near seattle. john hill started recording. >> i thought the rest of the rail cars were going to pile up and come through the fence and get me. so i was trying to get
of the crisis in libya, and the attack in benghazi that killed ambassador chris stephens. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting, and very disruptive. because there are so many things we need to get done as a country. >> massachusetts senator john kerry and former republican senator chuck hagel of nebraska are now considered the front-runners to replace hillary clinton when she officially steps down. >>> in oregon, the shopping mall that became the scene of a deadly shooting rampage days ago is set to reopen this morning. a candlelight vigil for the victims will be held tonight. two people were killed and the 15-year-old girl was wounded when 22-year-old jacob roberts opened fire inside the clackamas town center on tuesday. roberts then killed himself. there is still no motive for the shooting. >>> a much calmer day is in store for san diego after a pounding rainstorm drenched that city. the rain came down so fast and furious, in fact, it flooded businesses and major intersections, leaving drivers stranded in the road. som
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, has issued a scathing report, finding what it calls schematic failures at the state department leading up to the tack, which took the lives of chris stevens and three other americans. abc's martha raddatz, who has read the report this morning, has the details. >> reporter: good morning, josh. the report calls the security in benghazi grossly inadequate, despite repeated requests for increased staffing. the report also cites poor leadership win the diplomatic department. saying certain senior state department officials demonstrated a lack of proactive leadership and management ability in their response to the security concerns in benghazi. hillary clinton has already responded to the independent review, saying she will adopt all 29 recommendations, including additional marine corps security guards. but there's one conclusion that also stands out. the board determined that those u.s. personnel on the ground in benghazi performed with courage and willingness to risk their own lives to protect their colleagues in an impossible situation. josh? >> ce
is expected to face tough questions on capitol hill today about the benghazi attack. secretary of state clinton had been scheduled to testify at the hearing, but she's still recovering from a concussion. instead, her deputy, william burns, will be there. a scathing report blamed the state department for the attack and four top staffers have been relieved of their duties. >> and one clarification to make on that. all four officials remain as employees, but have been relieved of their current duties, but they're still employees of the state department for right now, pending further action. so they just weren't shown the door. it seems like they've been removed from their current job. and while they investigate. >> that makes sense, because given the report, i mean, you've got the deputy assistant secretary responsible for embassy security. you can't keep that job if something like this happens on your watch. you've got another person, assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security. >> the bottom line, that report seemed to me to be that there wasn't enough security and requests for
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. this morning, four officials at the state department have been relieved of their duties, including the head of diplomatic security, who resigned after an independent investigation found security in benghazi had been, quote, grossly inadequate. still, many republicans are calling for harsher punishments. and will be questioning state department officials on capitol hill today. >>> and one person has been killed, dozens injured, after a 35-vehicle highway pileup on new york's long island. police say a semi-truck which burst into flames, started that chain-reaction crash, leaving dozens of damaged cars and trucks scattered across the highway. hours later, the fire still burning. but the highway, finally reopened this morning. >>> and funerals will be held today for five more victims of the newtown school shooting. there was a stirring scene last night. the word hope, spelled out with candles, outside the wake of sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. and there was this. hundreds of firefighters standing at attention at the funeral of 7-yea
overnight, a scathing, new report about the deadly september attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. that report says security at the consulate was grossly inadequate, all because of management and leadership failures within the state department. it also says there was no protest outside the consulate prior to the attack, which is blamed squarely on terrorists. despite all the criticism, though, the report did not recommend any disciplinary action. and said no one ignored or violated their duties. congressional committees get a briefing later today. >>> a major new development in the terror plot we told you about weeks ago. a 20-year-old man from south florida, raese alam qazi, a naturalized citizen from pakistan, is charged with a lone wolf attack against new york city. specifically, in times square, wall street as well as broadway theaters. >>> a new report suggests several links to cancer, among workers who were exposed to toxic debris at the 9/11 world trade center. but the health department found few cancer cases among the 56,000 people involved in the study. its author says th
to face some pretty tough questions on capitol hill today about the benghazi attack. secretary of state hillary clinton had been set to testify at that hearing. but she is still recovering from a concussion. a deputy will testify instead. now, four top staffers, meanwhile, they have been relieved of their duties in the aftermath of a report that detailed many management mistakes within the state department. >>> also, former federal judge, yale professor and conservative icon, robert bork, has passed away. he found himself in the center of a bruising battle when ronald reagan nominated him to the supreme court in 1987. he was rejected, pummeled in confirmation hearings, by senator ted kennedy and other democrats. he was 85 years old. >>> "zero dark thirty" is now facing criticism from a pretty powerful group of lawmakers. senator john mccain, dianne feinstein and carl levin are calling the film misleading and grossly inaccurate. in a letter to sony pictures, they were especially bothered by the suggestion that torture produced the tip that led to the military capture of bin laden. >>> am
about the tragedy in benghazi, libya. >>> now an update on that prison break. two convicted robbers scaling 17 stories with a rope made out of bed sheets. then impossibly hailing a cab to freedom. tonight, a new twist. abc's john schriffen has our story. >> reporter: he pulled off a daring escape from prison, but now joseph "jose" banks is busted. appearing in court this afternoon, after nearly three days on the run. the fbi arresting him late last night in chicago. >> yeah, it's kind of scary. but i thought that they'd, like, go far away. >> reporter: we now know both accomplished bank robbers, joseph banks seen here on surveillance video, broke out of their high-rise federal penitentiary in chicago, using sheets and towels tied in the form of a rope, even stuffing clothes in their beds in the shape of bodies. they were last seen in prison at 10:00 p.m. during a head count. overnight, authorities believe they broke the window of their cell, it's still a mystery how they shimmied out of a hole only inches wide and scaled down the side of the building 17 stories. banks is now back be
in their country. it comes after the death of ambassador chris stevens in benghazi. here's abc's muhammad lila tonight. >> reporter: it's a country racked with lawlessness and now a potential new threat. the associated press first reported this video which claims to be from al qaeda's yemen branch announcing a new bounty. three kilograms of gold. roughly $160,000 for the head of the american ambassador in yemen and $23,000 for any american soldier. abc hasn't verified the authenticity of the video. it was posted online separately, claiming to be part of a longer video, one that we have authenticated. if true, the threat comes at a critical time, just four months after al qaeda-linked militants stormed the embassy compound in libya, killing ambassador chris stevens and three other american personnel. after the attacks, security levels were raised at many american embassies around the world. >> i think the security detail to the ambassador himself is not going to do anything particularly differently. because they had to know that the ambassador was already a person who had to be protected very,
in benghazi, an absence that drew criticism from some republicans. this is not the first time clinton has had a blood clot. in 1998, she was hospitalized for a blood clot in her leg, following a vigorous travel schedule. she discussed her health and age with abc's barbara walters. >> is your age a concern to you? >> it really isn't. i'm thankfully healthy and have incredible stamina and energy. >> reporter: she does, indeed, normally have incredible energy and stamina. she was supposed to return to work this week. but this seems a very big setback. and there is so much we don't know. >> including where in her body this blot is. that could have a big significance in how it's treated and the seriousness of it. >> reporter: that's true. i asked her spokesman whether the clot is in her head or her leg, they will not say. they have said she has other issues from the concussion but won't say what they are. >> it's puzzling, the lack of information, especially given the republican charges of benghazi flu or a diplomatic illness when they were failing to believe she was as sick as she was. >> reporte
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